Man, woman found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Stafford County

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man and a woman were found dead Thursday in what Stafford County deputies are calling a murder-suicide.

The incident occurred at a home in the northern end of Stafford County. 

Authorities say a family member reportedly found the body of a deceased female subject in a home on Brighton Way. Upon arrival, deputies also found the body of a deceased male.

Both were middle-aged, deputies added.

Their identification is pending next of kin notification. 

Detectives believe the incident is a murder-suicide. Preliminary investigations revealed gunshot wounds to the bodies of both subjects. The investigation is ongoing.

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